Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman was appointed as the Leader of Opposition in the Senate on Thursday making her the first female to be given the post in the Senate.

A notification was issued by the Senate Secretariat in this regard on the directives of the chairman.

Senator Rehman was nominated by PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for the post against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s candidate Azam Swati. The PTI nominee, however, could not get a decisive support in the 104-member House.

Rehman submitted her nomination to Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. Her nomination was supported by 33 senators of opposition parties including members from the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas, independents from Balochistan, the Awami National Party and the Balochistan National Party-Mengal.